Pay Range 16 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$18.7910$28.1865
Hourly (42 hrs.)$17.8962$26.8443
Hourly (56 hrs.)$13.4222$20.1332

Construction Inspector

Range: $39,085.31 - $58,627.96 (16)
Position Number: 3713

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for performing technical inspections of site improvements, municipal utilities, street construction and contract administration.
Helps administer contracts for city owned projects (paving, construction work, etc.)
Inspects the construction of sanitary sewer lines, water lines, concrete curbs and gutters, storm drain lines, and asphalt or concrete paving in new subdivisions and on new site development projects.
Performs vacuum and air test on new sanitary sewer mains and manholes per specs.
Performs pressure and pulls water samples for bacteriological tests on water mains per specs.
Enforces regulations and procedures for the City of Wilson encroachment permits
Accepts new subdivision streets and utilities for city maintenance; work with project engineers to ensure that all work meets current city standards and specifications
Coordinates city street resurfacing projects between contractors and city departments.
Assists the Fire Department in troubleshooting problems with new fire hydrants still under warranty from contractors; assists departments with receiving warranty repairs.
Assists Plumbing Inspector with inspections on large water and sewer main projects on private property.
Performs construction staking and survey needs on city projects.
Reviews submitted construction plans for approval.
Reviews as-built/record drawings for accuracy (correct slope on sewers & utility locations, etc.)
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of utility and road construction.
Knowledge of current city specifications and standards
Knowledge of local codes and ordinances.
Knowledge of engineering and surveying practices.
Knowledge to testing equipment used in utility and road construction.
Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
Skill in the use of a computer.
Skill in the use of surveying, drafting, and materials testing equipment.
Skill in the use of electronic and manual measurement devices.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: City Engineer assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include relevant state and federal laws, city codes and ordinances, city and department policies and procedures, and state regulations applicable to water, sewer, stormwater, and streets.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied duties in the inspection of utility and street construction. 
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this assignment is to inspect utility and street construction.  Successful performance helps ensure that road, drainage, and other projects are properly constructed.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, other local government officials, outside engineers, surveyors, architects, contractors, state and federal agency personnel, elected officials, utility personnel, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while standing or walking.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The employee may be exposed to much noise and dust.
Associated degree in a related field and one year of experience or high school degree and three years of related experience.
Experience consist of knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Rev. 9-09